Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Positive Behavior Interventions Supports (PBIS) are an empirically-validated behavioral approach to child and adolescent treatment. This method treats behaviors directly and can be effectively applied to a variety of environments, including the home. PBIS is made up of clear expectations and rules and techniques for correcting undesirable behaviors while creating more appropriate or acceptable ones. The approach is designed to support, shape, and teach behavior, while diminishing the frequency of targeted maladaptive behaviors.

PBIS stresses a positive approach to behavioral change. PBIS provides faculty members and parents with a system for assisting the student in developing the skills and motivation to engage in socially-acceptable, adaptive behaviors. The utilization of these techniques helps create a structured environment with clearly defined expectations and consequences, which provides opportunity for success, achievement and reinforcement of desirable behaviors.